Wills: 11-20 Henry VIII (1519-29)

Calendar of Wills Proved and Enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 2, 1358-1688. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1890.

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'Wills: 11-20 Henry VIII (1519-29)', Calendar of Wills Proved and Enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 2, 1358-1688, (London, 1890), pp. 628-634. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/court-husting-wills/vol2/pp628-634 [accessed 24 June 2024].

. "Wills: 11-20 Henry VIII (1519-29)", in Calendar of Wills Proved and Enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 2, 1358-1688, (London, 1890) 628-634. British History Online, accessed June 24, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/court-husting-wills/vol2/pp628-634.

. "Wills: 11-20 Henry VIII (1519-29)", Calendar of Wills Proved and Enrolled in the Court of Husting, London: Part 2, 1358-1688, (London, 1890). 628-634. British History Online. Web. 24 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/court-husting-wills/vol2/pp628-634.

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ANNO 11 HENRY VIII.

Monday next after the Feast of S. Dunstan, Bishop [19 May].

Berell (William), grocer.—To the Prior and Convent of the "Crosse Fryers" near the Tower certain lands and tenements in the parish of S. Nicholas Shambles, of which he had become solely seised, in execution of the will of Robert Plommer, late of Sandon, co. Essex, gentleman. The devisees to hold the same subject to certain charges and conditions; remainders over, in case of default, to the Abbey and Convent of the Minoresses without Algate and to the Wardens and Fellowship of the Craft or Mistery of Grocers of London in succession. Dated 30 January, A.D. 1512.
Roll 238 (71).

ANNO 12 HENRY VIII.

Monday next after the Feast of s. Mathias, Apostle [24 Feb.].

Belgrave (Robert), girdler.—To John Speight, Master of the Mistery of the Girdlers of the City of London, the wardens and commonalty of the same, a parcel of land in a certain alley called "Moundevyle Aley," late "Middelton Aley," in the parish of S. Michael in Bassyngeshawe, which he acquired from Henry, son of John Robiaunt. Dated 16 August, A.D. 1505.
Roll 238 (87).

ANNO 13 HENRY VIII.

Monday next after the Feast of S. Mildred, Virgin [20 Feb.].

Messynger (Richard), mercer.—To William Whyte, vicar of the church of S. Laurence in the Old Jewry, and successors he leaves an annual rent of twenty-six shillings and eightpence issuing from a tenement in Milkestret in the Ward of Crepulgate, for pious uses in manner as directed. Dated 25 May, A.D. 1519.
Roll 238 (106).

......Feast of S. Barnabas, Apostle [11 June].

Tyrry (Christopher), goldsmith.—To John Peers, the parson, and churchwardens of the church of S. Vedast, he leaves certain tenements in the parish of S. Leonard next S. Martin le Grand, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in church of S. Vedast aforesaid for the souls of Jeffery Grates, William Palmer, and others. Dated 12 March, A.D. 1519.
Roll 238 (113).

ANNO 14 HENRY VIII.

Monday next after the Feast of S. Petronilla, Virgin [31 May].

Woodcok (George), gentleman.—To be buried in the parish church of Lamhith, co. Surrey. His lands and tenements in London and Southwerke to be sold by Jane his wife, who is to enjoy the residue of proceeds after discharge of debts. His capital messuage called "Brockholes" in the parish of Lamhith, together with his other lands and tenements in the parishes of Lamhith, Streteham, and Camberwell, he also leaves to his wife. To Alice his daughter certain household stuff in a chamber at Brockholes called the "Maydens Chamber." To Henry his son stuff in the "Chapell Chamber," to Edmond his son stuff in the "Rose Chamber," to Edward his son stuff in the "Grene Chamber," and to George his son stuff in the chamber called the "Servaunttes Chamber" at Brockholes. Also to the said George he leaves "halff a garnyshe of vessell." (fn. 1) Dated 12 December, 13 Henry VIII. [A.D. 1521].
Roll 239 (5).

ANNO 16 HENRY VIII.

Monday next after Feast of S. Hilary [13 Jan.].

Haddon (Sir Richard), Knt., Alderman (fn. 2) and mercer.—To Katherine his wife a messuage, garden, and three tenements in Syvedonlane in the City of London for life, charged with the maintenance of a chantry in the church of S. Olave next the Tower and observance of an obit, &c., in manner as directed. Bequests to the Mayor, Sheriffs, Swordbearer, the Warden of the Mistery of Mercers, and others attending his obit. Also to the wardens and commonalty of the aforesaid mistery he leaves two hundred pounds sterling and the reversion of the above messuage, garden, and tenements, so that they bind themselves to maintain a chantry, observe his obit, &c., as directed, otherwise the whole of the property is to go over to the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mistery of Grocers of the City of London under like conditions. Dated 1 August, A.D. 1516.
Roll 239 (25).

ANNO 17 HENRY VIII.

Monday the Feast of S. Leonard, Abbot [6 Nov.]

Fenrother (Robert), Alderman, (fn. 3) citizen and goldsmith.—To Julian his wife all his manors, lands, and tenements in the county of Middlesex, viz., the manor of Nottyng Barners, (fn. 4) his lands and tenements within Westborne in the parish of Padyngton and within the parish of Chelsey, to hold the same for life; remainder to Herry White, gentleman, and Awdry his wife, the testator's daughter, in tail; remainder over. Also to his said wife the manor of Maundys near Romford in the parish of Hornchurch, co. Essex, for life; remainder to Nicholas Tychebourne, gentleman, and Julyan his wife, another daughter of the testator, in tail; remainder over. Also to his aforesaid wife his lands and tenements in Theydon Boys and Eppyng, co. Essex, for life; remainder to Margaret his daughter in tail. Also to his wife his lands and tenements in Chesthunt, co. Herts, for life; remainder to his aforesaid daughters. To the aforesaid Herry White and Awdry he further leaves lands and tenements in the parishes of Tillyngham and Denge, (fn. 5) co. Essex. To the aforesaid Nicholas Tychebourne and Julyan lands and tenements at Squyrellys called "the hethcok," co. Essex, and a messuage in the parish of Horn-cherche. Also to Margaret his daughter his lands and tenements in the parish of Kyngeston, co. Surrey, so long as his wife is alive; remainder to William Fenrother for life; remainders over. Also to his aforesaid wife a messuage in Silverstrete, London. Dated 17 March, 15 Henry VIII. [A.D. 1523-4].
Roll 239 (37).

Monday next after the Feast of S. Ambrose, Bishop [4 April].

Aythropp (William), draper.—To the Master and Wardens, Brethren and Sisters of the Guild or Fraternity of the Blessed Mary of the Drapers of London and their successors he leaves certain messuages in Cornhill in the parish of S. Michael to their own use. Dated 5 March, A.D. 1515.
Roll 239 (42).

ANNO 18 HENRY VIII.

Monday next after the Feast of S. Pancras [12 May].

Jurdayn (William), "pasteler."—To Master William Mors, the rector, and churchwardens of the church of S. Benedict near Graciousstreate, he leaves a messuage situate within the parish, for the maintenance of the works, ornaments, &c., of the said parish church. (fn. 6) Dated 10 December, A.D. 1510.
Roll 239 (47).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Nicholas, Bishop [6 Dec..

White (William), draper, Alderman (fn. 7) and freeman of the City of London.—To be buried in the chapel of SS. Katherine and Anne in the church of S. Swythunes in Candelwikstrete. Bequests to the said church and its curate, among which is a sencer of silver parcel gilt of the value of one hundred shillings; also for the maintenance of a chantry therein for the good of his soul, the souls of "William and Cecilley his father and mother, Margaret his late wife, and others. To the parish church of Dykhull, (fn. 8) in Yorkshire, in which parish he was born, he leaves a mustraunce (fn. 9) of silver parcel gilt to serve in place of one that had been stolen. To the Master, Wardens, Brethren and Sisters of the Guild or Fraternity of Our Lady of his Craft and Fellowship of Drapers in the City of London a standing cup of silver and gilt with a cover and a George upon the cover, weighing by the weight of Troy thirty-eight and a half ounces, which is of the value of four shillings an ounce. Bequests to various religious bodies and individuals for their prayers. The sum of twelve pounds sterling to be expended on charcoal, "every yer a certeyn," (fn. 10) during twenty years next ensuing, for the use of poor householders in the parish of S. Swythunes aforesaid and its vicinity. To Robert his son seven hundred marks in ready money and plate, a feather bed, a bostir stuffed with feathers and down, a pair of good sheets, a coverlet with "straunce beestes" made of camel's hair, his prymmour with two clasps of silver, &c. To Dame Annes his wife he leaves, among other things, all his household as it is at his place at Mortelake, except his plate. His obit to be kept in the church of S. Swythunes aforesaid, with divers gifts of money to persons attending the same in manner as directed. Mention made of Richard his brother, vicar of Harworth; Nicholas White, his brother's son; and John White of Tykhyll, brother to the said Nicholas. Dated 4 September, A.D. 1500.
Roll 239 (58).

ANNO 19 HENRY VIII.

Monday next after F. of SS. Perpetua and Felicitas [7 March].

Michell (Thomas), "iremonger."—To the Master and Keepers or Wardens of the Craft or Mistery of "Iremongers" of the City of London a tenement called "the Ship" in the parish of S. Mildred in the Poultry and a sum of one hundred and forty pounds sterling, so that they maintain a chantry in the church of S. Oluf the King in the Old Jewry for the good of his soul, the souls of William and Agnes his father and mother, Anne, Margaret, and Margery his late wives, and others, in manner as directed. Dated 3 April, A.D. 1527.
Roll 240 (2).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Boniface, Bishop [5 June].

Wylford (James), "merchaunt talour."—To John his second son he leaves his great messuage wherein he dwelt. To Thomas his eldest son his manors, lands, and tenements in the parish and fields of Crambroke, Stapulhurst, and Fretenden, co. Kent, in tail male; remainders to the aforesaid John, and to William, Robert, Nicholas, and Edmond his other sons, in successive tail male; remainder to William his brother. To Katherine his daughter an annuity of ten pounds for a term of twenty years. Also to Robert his son his lands and tenements in Mocheham, except two tenements lately built by John and William his sons. Also to William his son his lands and tenements at Brodgate within the city of Excetour; and to Nicholas his son his tenements in Towerstrete, London. To Mighell Inglisshe his son-in-law he leaves a plot of land, provided he build thereon within a certain time "a tenement or a lodgyng for the Recreacioun of hym, his wiffe and chyldern." Dated 26 September, 16 Henry VIII. [A.D. 1524].
Roll 240 (6).

Monday next before the Feast of S. Hugo, Bishop [17 Nov.].

Goldysburgh (Thomas),"pulter."— To Alice his wife a life interest in his lands and tenements in the parish of All Hallows in Lomberdstreate held in trust; remainder to Richard his son for life; remainders to Alice Mathewson, Katherine Martin, and Margaret Goldysburgh, his daughters. Dated 29 July, A.D. 1516.
Roll 240 (10).

[Date of Session of Court omitted.

Etell (Thomas),"taylor."—To Edmund Trayforth of Trayford, co. Lancaster, esquire, an annual rent of five marks, and penalty of twenty shillings with distress and appurtenance of the same, issuing from lands and tenements belonging to the Master and Wardens of the Craft or Mistery of the Vintners of London, in trust for the maintenance of a secular priest who can sing prycke song and playn song, or at the least playn song, to say mass in the parish church of Willmeslowe, co. Chester, for the souls of Master Henry Trayforth, sometime parson of the said church, Edmund Trayforth, Knt., and Dame Margaret, wife of the same, James Spenser, sometime Mayor of London, and others, in manner as directed. The priest to be "no viciouse persone of lyevyng, diser, carder, bowler, cokkefyghter, noder commyne ale goer," on pain of expulsion, "eny maner bull or dispensacioun or licence of the courte of Rome, or of eny Legate of the see apostolique, had or to be had or obteyned to the contrary notwstandyng." Dated 3 June, A.D. 1527.
Roll 240 (17).

Footnotes

  • 1. 1 I. e., half a set or service of pewter Or other material. Harrison, in his description of England (circa 1580), speaking of the great skill to which English pewterers had attained, says:—"Such furniture of household of this mettall, as we commonlie call by the name of vessell, is sold usuallie by the garnish, which dooth conteine twelve platters, twelve dishes, twelve saucers, and those are either of silver fashion, or else with brode or narrow brims" (Holinshed, 'Chron.,' ed. 1807, i. 399). Cf. the bequest of "half a dozen peawtervessell" in the will of Paul Salesbury (supra, p. 347).
  • 2. 1 Of Bridge Ward.
  • 3. 2 Of Aldersgate Ward.
  • 4. 3 Now Notting Hill, a manor variously spelt "Notingbarons," "Nutting Barns," "Knottingbarns,"&c., said to have been identical with the manor of Kensington, situate in the parish of Paddington, at one time the property of the De Veres, Earls of Oxford (Robins's ' Paddington, Past and Present,' p. 30).
  • 5. 1 Dengie or Dengey.
  • 6. 2 Mr. Hare reported to the Charity Commissioners in 1860 that the property here devised was then known as Nos. 1 and 2, Fenchurch Street, and that the rent was devoted to church expenses. The parish charities come within the purview of the City of London Parochial Charities Act, 1883.
  • 7. 3 Of Coleman Street Ward.
  • 8. 1 Tickhill, in the West Riding.
  • 9. 2 Monstrance or remonstrance, a vessel in which the blessed Sacrament is exposed to the people. Before the fourteenth century the Host was not exposed, but reserved in a box or pyx. At the present day the box takes the form of a circle of crystal, surrounded by rays of gold and silver, in which it is enclosed; this form, however, is an innovation of the sixteenth or seventeenth century.
  • 10. 3 A fixed quantity of coal or fixed sum of money. A "certeyn" or "serteyn" sometimes means also a religious service.